New tss shot

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunters Forum' started by skimerhorn, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. phutch30

    phutch30 New Member

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    generally cheaper to handload them, it costs me ~ $5.65 to hand load 3" 1 7/16 oz #9 20 ga loads
     
  2. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    It would make an even better waterfowl load... There would be lots of "wet" birds out there...
     
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  3. killerv

    killerv Elite Refuge Member

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    While I'm all for saving money, I've always scratched my head at people complaining about some of the turkey load prices. If a great load is 10 bucks a shell, so what....if you spend a bunch to go traveling to kill a turkey somewhere, why not take the best (assuming your gun likes it)I mean...whats 10 bucks? Cut out a 12 pack of beer or something I f you are in Ga like me and can only kill 3 birds. What's 30 bucks total on shells other than a couple patterning shots.

    I have only two of my winchester supreme elite extended ranges in 3 1/2 no6 left. Wish they still made those.

    Picked up a couple boxes of 20ga heavyweight for my sons 20. Hope it does well this year.
     
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  4. Drakehammer

    Drakehammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I agree 100% with that philosophy. Never cheap out on ammo. I have a couple of boxes of the 20ga HW-15 #7s that I am willing to part with if you need them, as well as a near full box of 3" Win Extended Range High Density #6s I believe.

    Started loading my own TSS this year and I am impressed with the energy and pattern density.

    Hand loaded 2oz 2 3/4" #9 TSS loads out of dirty factory 26"SBE II with Indian Creek .665 choke put 459 in the 10" and another 192 in the 20" circle at 40 yards.
    IC665 459-10 192-20 715 total.jpg


    Thunderstruck .668 had a more complete, evenly filled pattern with 314 in the 10" and 311 in the 20" circle.
    TS668 314-10 311-20 715 total.jpg


    TruGlo SSX .643 was pretty hot cored too like the Indian Creek at 404 in the 10" and 228 in the 20" circle.
    TGSSX .643 404-10 228-20 715 total.jpg
     
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  5. longtooth

    longtooth Refuge Member

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    why?
     

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